How Your Donation Makes a Difference
Show your support to empower people with vision loss and their caregivers.
Provide a GDS client with a new mobility cane or information technology skills.
Teach a GDS client basic cane/daily living skills, or provide a guide dog a new harness.
Fund a rehabilitation programme - a series of more complex training sessions (orientation & mobility training and daily living skills) to empower our clients to be self-sufficient and mobile.
Our Campaign Storyends 25 Aug 2023, 11:59 PM
Hi! We are a group of students from Nan Hua High School's Service Learning Club and we are participating in Youth for Causes 2023.
Project Theia aims to not only raise funds, but spread awareness of the needs of the visually impaired and guide dogs through a fundraising campaign. We would also like to teach people the proper etiquette of being around guide dogs, and also how we can help the visually impaired in different ways.
Theia is the Greek goddess of sight and vision, and guide dogs are trained to assist people with visual impairments. We would be paying our respects to the beginnings of guide dogs and their extraordinary capacity to act as their handlers' eyes.
Why did we choose Guide Dogs Singapore?
There are approximately 30,000 blind or visually impaired people in Singapore. Blindness and vision impairment have a significant impact on an individual's quality of life.
Guide dogs are proven to increase confidence, safety, and efficiency in travelling for people with vision impairment. Singapore is also relatively new in adopting the use of guide dogs as visual aid, and the training of guide dogs requires substantial funds and clients might have to wait over a year to receive a suitable guide dog.
Thus, we hope to support this new and growing sector of mobility aids with our project.
100% of funds will go to Guide Dogs Singapore. Even the smallest donation can make a impact!
About The Charity
Based on 2015 Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) findings, there are more than 300,000 people with sensory (blind and deaf) and physical disabilities in Singapore. Out of this, it is estimated 50,000 residents are suffering from blindness or vision loss. But only 5% out of 300,000 are gainfully employed. In addition, with the prevalence of diabetes, myopia and ageing population, there is an increasing number of people with vision loss who need our services.
At Guide Dogs Singapore Ltd (GDS), we believe that people with vision impairment should not be limited by their disability. We aim to enhance the quality of life for people with vision loss through a range of rehabilitation programmes. Since our inception in 2006, our services have grown beyond providing guide dogs to include teaching people with vision loss the skills needed to live independently, and working with community stakeholders to build a supportive society for the vision impaired. To date, we have successfully trained and paired 10 guide dog teams in our history, of which 5 are currently active.
We operate with limited resources, and are grateful for your gifts. Please donate generously to enable us to continue our services and provide more guide dogs to people with visual impairment. All direct donations of minimum $20 are eligible for 250% tax exemption.
Auto-monthly donations are now available. If you are thinking of setting aside an amount for charitable causes in your Will, contact us!